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Posts Tagged ‘CAM’

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Tormach Fab Lab: How to use a Companion Horizontal Spindle

October 10th, 2013 by Andrew Grevstad 

  You can set up a companion spindle with our Horizontal Spindle Arm Mount for milling in the XZ (G18) or YZ (G19) plane.  This can be a great technique for doing light milling on the end of a very long workpiece.  In this episode of Tormach Fab Lab, Mike C. ... More

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CAD/CAM Workstation

May 15th, 2013 by Greg Jackson 

Tormach is now offering engineering workstations for CAD and CAM work.  The computer workstations are the same as our engineers and technicians use in house, so we can assure compatibility with the software we use which includes Solidworks, IronCAD, SprutCAM, and a few others. We get a lot of questions about ... More

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SprutCAM 8 for PCNC is now available

November 8th, 2012 by Andrew Grevstad 

SprutCAM 8 for PCNC is now available for purchase or upgrade on our e-store. Here's what you need to know if you're considering upgrading (FAQ). So what's new? SprutCAM 8 replaces SprutCAM 7, which had initial release in Fall 2010.  For PCNC owners, here are the new feature highlights for 3-axis and ... More

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PCNC 1100 Series 3 Upgrade Kits now available

October 11th, 2011 by Andrew Grevstad 

Series 3 Upgrades are here! Series 3 Upgrade kits for PCNC 1100 mills are now available for sale.  The kits include 3 polyphase  motors, 3 Leadshine microstepping drivers, machine control card, and busboard.  Make sure to select the correct kit for your serial number -machines numbered 1-999 require additional mounting brackets. ... More

Icosahedron Machining on Tormach PCNC 770

Icosahedron Machining? Ask a Geometrician

March 16th, 2011 by Andrew Grevstad 

20-Sided Machining What's an Icosahedron? Tormach PCNC 770 Owner Chris Moller recently programmed a 20-sided part to cut on his 4th Axis with SprutCAM. Here's some video he shared with us. He's using an ER20 TTS tool holder held in a 5C collet adapter to deal with some tool clearance issues ... More